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A Biographical Sketch of Gurdjieff

Joseph Azize

in Gurdjieff: Mysticism, Contemplation, and Exercises

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190064075
eISBN:
9780190064105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190064075.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Gurdjieff is described as a man with a rich heritage, that of the Greek-origin inhabitants of Asia Minor, but no home, being disposed by the events of the Russian Revolution. He transplanted his ... More


An Overview of Gurdjieff’s Ideas

Joseph Azize

in Gurdjieff: Mysticism, Contemplation, and Exercises

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190064075
eISBN:
9780190064105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190064075.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Gurdjieff’s teaching was based on a set of coherent principles, relating the ultimate unity of the Creation to the diversity of the phenomena in it. Reality, for Gurdjieff, is a property of the ... More


Introduction

Joseph Azize

in Gurdjieff: Mysticism, Contemplation, and Exercises

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190064075
eISBN:
9780190064105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190064075.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The introduction provides the necessary background and definitions to study our questions: When and why did Gurdjieff introduce his contemplation-like exercises, and why? It defines “meditation,” ... More


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